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CONV is a non-profit, net.label focused in experimental sound art mainly; our aim is to promote independent releases by artists from all over the world who are creating and processing sound in unconventional ways.



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by christian toonk
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The basic idea for "unison" is the phenomenon of binaural tones. When the distance between congruence frequencies is changed, pulsations occur. Here, Dutch artist Christian Toonk (vinculated to the Utrecht based collective Umatic among others projects) uses a self build instrument based on sinewave oscillators and feedback loops. The output is rewired to the input and provides a somewhat unpredictable datastream, by means of creating an opponent to interact to as in collaboration....
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Topic: microsound
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by simon whetham
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...a rushed visit to Thailand to visit friends while they live in Bangkok led me to visit a small Mon village on the River Kwai, where some of the dwellings are built on metal pontoons which float on the river. The constant movement is both lulling and unsettling. I also spent some time on the remote island of Ko Kradan, off the South West coast of the mainland, which is still recovering from damage caused by the tsunami. A small jungle surrounded by golden beaches, it could be seen as...
Topic: field recordings
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by [cnv70]
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"Memoria fragmentada" was made by putting together many short fragments from field recordings captured in Cundinamarca (Colombia)  during the first semester of 2010 in locations such as factories and different sites in the country side. Two events can only happen simultaneously in our memory. Thanks to Miguel Tolosa, Lina Velandia, Juan José Calarco, Pedro Leitâo, James McDougall, family and friends.
Topic: field recordings
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by Christopher McFall & Ben Fleury-Steiner
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my work is a process of combining field recordings made on a dreary Sunday morning in the poorest sections of inner city Wilmington, Delaware--essentially these recordings were of empty spaces of wind moving through tight graffiti covered alley ways and rows of government housing located on the outer fringe of the city--the recordings primarily consist of a sudden clatter of debris, strange chiming noises but mostly a stretch of ghostly silences. I combined these recordings with processed...
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Topic: electroacoustic
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brand new album by Spanish pioneer Javier Hernando. The music that creates a transfuture (distant) borns from the heart of the abyss of the ultraforgotten. (María Zambrano) These words included in the sleeve suggests the spirit of this CD recorded between 2002 and 2004, also the influence of the loss and absence of love ones and scenary then is in the four austere fragile poemodulations, the ripple of a broken remembrance in a medium of fragile quite life.
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Topic: microsound
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by joseba irazoki
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The subdued crying of a small child resonating within the strings of Joseba Irazoki's guitars is accompanied by the dirgelike vocalizations of Joseba Irazoki himself, bringing - betwixt its mechanical manipulations and its electroacoustic hue - this guitar's impending sense of blue(s) even more to the fore. A highly versatile player within a variety of musical contexts, this instance finds him showcasing some unadulterated porch-chair fingerpickin', strings rife with the complexities of...
Topic: free folk
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by Markus Jones
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Introduction Questioning what kind of sound could possibly be heard when sending an e-mail, whilst on a journey across a network and whether the sound differs when you receive an e-mail or when any form of data is being transferred across a Network. A New Musical Environment The opportunity presented itself when an IT friend and I were having a conversation about his place of work and invited me to pop along and record the potential sounds. Not wanting to miss the possibility of investigating...
Topic: microsound
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by various artists
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"Con-vpilation" is Conv's thirty-third virtual release since going online in February 2004, and it is a milestone in the netlabel’s history for several reasons. As the title implies, this is Conv’s first compilation album. In being a compilation, it features an impressive roster of eleven international artists, representing both genders, each of whom has enriched the contemporary world of electronic/electro-acoustic/experimental/avant-garde music in her/his own distinct way. Also...
Topic: electroacoustic and beyond
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by D.O.R.
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BLINDSIGHT is the debut album from electroacoustic improvisors Jamie Drouin, Lance Austin Olsen, and Mathieu Ruhlmann, working under the acronym D.O.R. BLINDSIGHT documents the first meeting between the three artists at Drouin’s home, revealing both the natural synergy between their individual palettes, as well as the intuitive adeptness of these established artists. BLINDSIGHT refers to the phenomenon where a person with perceptual blindness is able to detect certain movements or stimuli, a...
Topic: electroacoustic, improvisation
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'Emergent Forms' is composed entirely of recorded electronic signals, which were processed to varying degrees, edited and arranged. My work on this piece started when I bought a JrF induction coil pickup, which can record electronic signals. I had no idea what the electronic signals would sound like, so I started experimenting with recording the sounds of the electronic objects around me, such as computers, microwaves, fridges, lights, phones, and many others. I then began the process of...
Topics: drone, field recordings, electroacoustic, field recordings
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by v.a.
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BPM75 www.bpm75.net Collective of musicians and composers living in Paris. Acousmatic art and contemporary music. Open to multidisciplinary activities and non conventional concerts. Our objectif : a research of news way to involve public and artistes. Our principe : generate a deeply relations betwen body, thoughts and spirit from sounds activities. Our dogma : Art is not an discipline, is a way to percept and to enlarged our conscience of reality. Oliver Rappoport - Identités The title...
Topic: acousmatic
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by kevin m. krebs
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brand new release by this well-known Canadian sound artist. 'Absolutely Ignorant' was inspired by an excerpt from the Venerable Bede's work " Ecclesiastical History of the English People" which focuses on the ultimate fallibility of human knowledge concerning the fundamental questions that confront us. As Red as Rubies (2004) A reconstructed and extended excerpt of an as yet unreleased CD which explores sonifications around the ideas of alchemy. The fundamental concept of alchemy is...
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Topic: electroacoustic improvisation
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by Cory Allen
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When composing the present work, Observing a Warmth, I chose my ontological explorative measuring tool to be the vibrational frequencies of the human Chakra system. Each piece utilizes a devised frequential pattern with the intention of resonating a single Chakra and then moving onward to another, or resonating multiple Chakras simultaneously, for which I coined the term spinning wheel chord. The objective of this experiment was to determine if embedding certain frequency groups in music could...
Topic: electroacoustic
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Yesterday I used a radio for the first time. This was an agreeable way, I found, to be convinced that entertainment is available. You hear something that is far away, and the people producing these audible sounds are speaking, as it were, to everyone — in other words they are completely ignorant as to the number and characteristics of their listeners. Among other things, I heard the sports results from Berlin. The person announcing them to me had not an inkling of my listenership or even my...
Topics: microsund, lowercase
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by juan jose calarco
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"By recordings of devices and their mechanical sighs, isolating some tiny elemental events, dynamic phases & recurrences, Juan José Calarco gradually weaves a complex and bewitching topography, as if suddenly one could touch the night in motion, and perceive all the tones even from the inert things... This is just a  study of subtle transitions, contrasts, exsudations, and a reassemblage of stunning strength..." [ Daniel Crokaert ]
Topic: field recordings
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by dave fyans
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Originally, "Blown" was created on a modular synthesizer, using basic sound gnerating and shaping components to build a complex and dense environment. The environments were then recorded to computer at 44kHz/16 Bit audio and then transferred to an ageing Akai M-8, quarter inch analogue tape machine. Due to both the age and general disrepair of the tapes and the equipment, the audio has been coloured and treated by the decaying magnetic filaments of the tape and the machines valve...
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Topic: drone
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just after the night the night shrinks cracks in the cool the rain the wind words still cold and dreams which disappear no one can do anything no one this is very sad (it is well to admit) but look ahead where shall be in this dawn  full of hope promises (always promises) slow movements awkwardness also open up to the light in silence in this unformed cottony moment you can feel your heart beat your soul lives your body moves a new day can begin _____________________ juste après la nuit la...
Topic: electroacoustic improvisation
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by Wade Matthews
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This piece is a brief improvisation recorded directly to two-track stereo. It was made using my customary dual-laptop setup, which allows me real-time control of digital synthesis, granular resynthesis and field recordings. The two field recordings used here were made in Aragon, Spain, in July, 2011. As I improvised this piece, I chose my materials for purely sonic reasons. They seemed to offset each other well and were fun to explore. I had no narrative program in mind and no other goal than...
Topic: electroacoustic improvisation
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by heddy boubaker
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recorded and mastered on August 2009 by Heddy Boubaker at La Maison Peinte, France. heddy boubaker - alto and bass saxophones Is that the wrong path, to voluntary get lost on a way with no issue, step by step a wish to be only alone, not being smooth, not being sad, not being... dispearing or paradoxically the proof to be here, right here now and nowhere else. Maybe not? _______________________________________________
Topic: free improvisation
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by cnv72]
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originally recorded in september 2008 in brooklyn ny. two hour long room recordings were made on different dates. the events captured in the room recordings were not edited and contain intentional though sproadic actions. the recordings went through 8 tracks of post production consisting of acoustic guitar and recorded events that happened on a daily basis, that defined the room, the location and my general activities. some examples are a slide projector, a piano board, neighbors in the...
Topic: minimalism, field recordings
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by Kenneth Kirschner
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NYC artist Kenneth Kirschner is well known by all of you because of his releases on 12k label and Subrosa (with Taylor Deupree). Again, Conv is proud to present this great album by one of our favourite artists from the last years: " January 2, 1999 et al. is a collection of three of my compositions, including two pieces focused on the intersection of piano and electronics, and one based on purely digital sound design. January 2, 1999 uses a sampler to refract simple piano motifs into more...
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Grizzly Imploded: 2 guitars and a drums that growl in an oppressive and decontrolled way Francesco Gregoretti: drums Maurizio Argenziano: guitar Sergio Albano: guitar Recorded between September and November 2012 at the Grizzly Imploded basement studio in Napoli, Italy
Topic: free improvisation, avant-rock
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recorded 5th february 2010, the cella venue, sanctuary cafe, hove, brighton, uk. knowing paul and his work only over the space of a year, i invited him to perform at an event i organised at the sanctuary cafe, hove, brighton, as part of the project 'active crossover'. i decided we should play as a duo, using the format of the events where one artist plays a short solo set, then is joined by the second artist for a short collaboration. the first artist then leaves the second to continue playing...
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ANDREA BORGHI - Sessile Recorded between the end of 2014 and the first days of 2015 in Versilia, Tuscany  (Italy) Andrea Borghi: Objects, Microphones, Max/Msp, Field recordings, Electronic devices
Topics: microsound, field recordings
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by garet, gonçalves, arno, owen, graydon
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low dynamic range: 1 min/ sound to 1 1/2 min/ no sound med. dynamic range: 1/2 min/ sound to 2 min/ no sound high dynamic range: 1/4 min/ sound to 3 min/ no sound players can switch dynamic ranges or stick to one as they please, as long as they follow the sound/no sound ratios. performed by: andré gonçalves (laptop) andy graydon (laptop) ben owen (laptop, objects) gill arno (laptop, objects, fm radio) richard garet (laptop). recorded on december the 10th, 2006 at fotòfono, brooklyn,...
Topics: microsound, electroacoustic, improvisation
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Darius Ciuta, Stefan Thut – directions ____________________________________ in reference to a wind recording meteorological data as a scheme for single sound actions an arrow as the average wind (sound) direction within a unit of time the arrows to be articulated by two performers individually a process of accumulation in an arrangement of six parts ______________________________________________
Topic: minimalism
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by James Wyness
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… for four hand-made (e)bowed zithers tuned to the Eikosany, a 20-tone just intonation structure devised by American theorist Erv Wilson. The four parts were recorded individually, then the work was assembled digitally according to a conceptual score, most unlike a conventional musical score An offset digitally reversed version of the original created a retrograde canon, a device favoured by early choral composers. Apart from that no digital effects or processes were necessary -  what the...
Topic: drone
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composed, produced and arranged by Lee Noyes and J.C. Combs Lee Noyes: percussion/prepared-piano/electronics/processing J.C. Combs: processes/electronics/piano recorded in Dunedin NZ and Seattle WA between Nov 2009 and March 2010. Mastered by Lee Noyes http://www.leenoyes.com/ http://www.jccombs.com/
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Topic: electroacoustic
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'Catching Fire' - brand new work by Lars Lundehave Hansen, the mastermind behind Danish renowned drone-act Wäldchengarten "Quite frankly, and I tell you this without any disdain for our future relations (should we come to have any), things have been going wrong for so long that I can't even begin to point out the "whens" and "wheres". Neither will I bore you with the specifics. But as I was - ready to engage - this fleeting glimpse of the future struck me like a...
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Topic: electroacoustic
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by coeval
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It is snowing. Water is trinkling. Crickets are chirruping. It is freezing. Winter is here, in some outer space. But the ambiance is widely removed from that. Not some distant, exotic countryside - a more quixotic nature burrows its roots into strata of warm-blooded experience. There is a distance, to be sure. A length measured in paradisiacal strata. A width measured in lengths of vibrational extensions of neurological tendrils into the vast reaches of an inner sanctuary. A depth measured in...
Topic: electroacoustic
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in reference to a wind recording meteorological data as a scheme for single sound actions an arrow as the average wind (sound) direction within a unit of time the arrows to be articulated by two performers individually a process of accumulation in an arrangement of six parts Darius Ciuta: blow, wind recording Stefan Thut: hand, object wind recorded in Kaunas on January 2 2014 sounds recorded and mixed in Kaunas and Solothurn in April 2014
Topic: minimalism
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by asher thal-nir
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'Studies for Autumn' was made in the Fall of 2006 and presents itself as one of Asher's more melodic works. It was created from basic workings involving piano, brass bells and field recordings of the seasonal fall winds blowing through the trees. Amidst the static interchanges, we find a prelude to winter long past and, perhaps, a time never forgotten; left somewhere frozen in the dust that memory leaves behind.
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Topic: no-fi
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christine sehnaoui: alto sax dragos tara: doublebass, radio d'incise: laptop, objects, cymbals recorded live at "Atelier Tampom", Paris, 28.11.09. thanks to Marc Fèvre. Dragos Tara and d'incise are two higly active improvisors from the french-speaking part of switzerland. Dragos has a strong background as composer for instruments and electronics, he takes part of the Rue du Nord collective that organises many concerts and an annual festival in Lausanne. d'incise works in the...
Topic: free improvisation
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by Anla Courtis, Pablo Reche
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"Transistores de aire" is the first collaborative release between two of the best Argentinean experimental artists nowaddays: Anla Courtis (guitarrist of the essential, well-known experimental band Reynols) and Pablo Reche, a drone/noise master, with apparences in festivals as Mutek (2005) and Sonar (2000). Recorded during the summer of 2005 in Buenos Aires, "transistores de aire" is a long, subtle, obscure and minimal drone, a piece without any kind of condiments, envelopes...
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Topic: drone
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Bio Federico Monti (1973, Argentina) sound and audio-visual artist , based in Barcelona works with low frequencies, field recording , digital experimentation with sounds marked by musical ambience and experimentation. His works has been published by Homophoni and Koyuki among others. polen II composed, performed, and produced by Federico Monti recorded in Barcelona 2007
Topic: microsound
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by michael trommer
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I've basically contact mic'd the upstairs bedrooms and various parts of the house, including various appliances (ones that run day-round) and windows/backyard (for outdoor sounds). the idea was to do a live, real-time mix, processing the sounds of the sleeping family/house, and gradually lifting off...slowly separating to outdoor sounds, then to local radio sounds, longwave...mediumwave...shortwave....then finally to a live radiotelescope feed. the idea is this gradual takeoff from a sleeping...
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Topics: microsound, field recordings
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by sascha neudeck
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This new sound output [seroton] of sascha neudeck (biochemist and musician, based in vienna) is to carry out a test by the idea of different drone-interpretations. It is more a collection of different quotations in doing with such these topics. The result is quite different to his previous work, which was more noise- and random-oriented. This new section is quite a try to arrange such these things - from totally abstract elements to poetic narrative parts. Different ideas come out from an...
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Topic: microsound
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by Somniscope
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Conv introduces a new section dedicated to release experimental audiovisuals works. Somniscope is a geographically dislocated collaboration of Liam Frankland from Suffolk, England and Dave Fyans of Perth, Scotland. Following their recent exhibition at Perth Festival of Arts 2004, the duo give to us "Treasured Seconds", a series of six, short episodes focused from their conjoined point of view, exploring the world about them through the means of psychogeography, stills, animation and...
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This is the debut release by Kansas City based artist Christopher McFall " I strive to use computer-based techniques to manipulate/engineer recorded aspects of the macroscopic world into a microscopic mosaic. I feel that the 3 compositions comprising "A Starved-Strafe Lancing Machine," are of a minimal and microscopic nature that is the outcome of several years of experimentation with field recordings, whereby sounds are recorded and then often times engineered beyond...
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Topic: microsound
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by jeph jerman
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raw material performed by: greg davis (laptop, elephant bells, singing bowl, shortwave, gongs), lawrence english (laptop, shortwave, piano), jeph jerman (contact mic and amp, cymbal, baby monitor). recorded at: COCA, cairns australia, public art gallery, dunedin new zealand and the physics room, christchurch new zealand. re-imagined by jerman at estudio sonor, summer 2007. this soundwork began as an experiment in manipulating sound files. while it's true that digital technology allows us to...
Topic: electroacoustic
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by terje paulsen
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recorded @ terje's home [sound atelier] january - february 2009. track 1. german presence. soundsources: bowed, transistor radio and picked cymbal. bowed, e-bowed and picked three stringed acoustic guitar. both instruments are contactmik'ed. recorded and edited in audacity. track 2. a posteriori. soundsources: a broken record player from the 1960's. a handpicked cone. both objects recorded into a zoom handy h4 recorder and edited in audacity. terje paulsen mainly use found objects and cheap /...
Topic: electroacoustic
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FF: contact mics, objects and electroacoustic devices. LB: contact mics, objects and electroacoustic devices. Recorded live on May 5th 2010 at Niu, Barcelona. more info: www.lalibarriere.net www.ferranfages.net Novosibirsk is the first release of Ferran Fages and Lali Barrière's duo, active since 2009. Novosibirsk was recorded live on May 5th 2010 at Niu, Barcelona. Both, Ferran and Lali, use similar devices, some of them made by themselves. Lali's sound is more focused in amplifying textures...
Topic: electroacoustic improvisation
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by danny kreutzfeldt / jason corder
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Shelter's End is the moniker for a new collaboration of Danny Kreutzfeldt & Jason Corder. Danny Kreutzfeldt has already released numerous releases under his own name as well as under a plethora of aliases. Jason Corder as well has released under his own name, in addition to releasing under two further aliases. Comparing the oeuvre of the respective artists, the conclusion here seems to be that Danny Kreutzfeldt is in charge of the foundational work (in this case: sonically recreating the...
Topic: electroacoustic
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Olivier Dumont viscose 1. fibranne  16'03" 2. rayonne  15'59" recorded at home in Dijon (F) in may 2014 mastered by Pierce Warnecke in Berlin (G) in august 2014 contact mics/ objects/ guitar/ effects improv / no edit great thanks to Pierce and Miguel Angel.
Topics: improvisation, noise
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by v.a.
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vol.1: 01 ANTANAS JASENKA - Wall 02 DIISSC ORCHESTRA - 4'33" by John Cage 03 ORLANDAS NARUŠIS - 5-4 04 EGIDIJA MEDEKŠAITE - C# 05 DARIUS CIUTA – Ke vol.2: 01 BETONINIAI TRIUŠIAI - Introdukuoti Medžiai 02 TWENTYTWENTYONE - 'floating hierarchies' by Herbert Brun 03 GINTAS K - Nieko Toks Letas Git 04 SKARDAS - Concert is over 05 LYS - Matyta 06 AUDIO Z - kur aš esu (where am i) 07 ANTON LUKOSZEVIEZE - Marble your lungs with silence 08 R&R ELECTRONICS - There is no Love...
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Topic: electroacoustic, avant-garde
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by gintas k & gys
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In 2006, me and GyS talked about collaboration, in which we could use each otherâs material. We exchanged the raw files. I completed my part, composed from his sounds (mostly guitar sound). In the middle of GySâ work his computer crashed and all his work was lost. Only my part left, and it is on this ep. On track When the drummer is smoking I imagine BAUHAUS or COIL (If they had one) drummer taking a rest in the middle of the concert. Smoking a cigarette with one hand, while playing on Hi-hat...
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Topic: electronic
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la moindre des choses 01 vers d'autres rives 02 la forme du monde 03 la moindre des choses bruno duplant & philo lenglet : sinewave, stringed instruments, ebow, objects, contact microphone, percussion, honeytone. recorded september 2011 at 'the bathroon' in waziers, france. ________________________________ rattle chicken, bone and stone on the face of the unknown found there, without believing (but who is?). that's why at first, one, then two, pair of light, made as above, is like that....
Topic: microsound-drone
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by Elín Anna Steinarsdóttir
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"One winter's night, ... " is the second release of Elín Anna Steinarsdóttir, from Reykjavik (Iceland). A long piece (22 minutes) that works as a perfect sequel of her first album released on Entity ("Impressions"). In this work, Elín deepens all the elements that are latent in her previous production: field recordings, found sounds, noise waves, electronic textures. The use of the dramatisation and her conceptual sense allows her to build bridges between different...
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Topic: Electroacoustic
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French artist Fabrice Planquette works on electronic and electro-acoustic music since 1995. His name is well-known in the netlabels scene because of his releases on Entity (as Element Act, Acta and FP), Enourghrecords and others, a multitalented artist for who there's hardly any line of sound-based work that hasn't been covered. Musique pour Dans la solitude des champs du coton is a work composed originally in 2003 for the company of theater La Soufflerie, on a text by Bernard-Marie Koltès ....
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Topics: Ambient, Electroacoustic
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by Henrik Olsson, Anders Dahl
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Media artist Anders Dahl (with releases on Komplott and Underhund) and percussion improviser Henrik Olsson (of Sheriff -Häpna- and Gul 3) create out of sober means (no mystery here: just see the track titles) a sound-world richly evocative of a buddhist temple ritual for the digital age - or, leading us even further abroad, into as yet unmarked and apocryphal ethnological territories as non-descript as the environmental sounds which constitute the backdrop to these elusive goings-on. Or is...
Topics: Chamber Music, Electroacoustic
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by Heribert Friedl
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CONVERGE, the title of Heribert Friedl's latest composition serves perfectly to underline the artist's conceptual approach to music. Distinct, fragile sounds, at times crumbling, at times rustling and droning, all move towards the same point within an organic micro-audio space. Friedl's understanding of sculpturing material in space is strongly reflected in his treatment of sounds. The quality of each sound, like the delicate sound of metal grinding or the subtle rustling of leafs, is shaped...
Topic: Microsound
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by mark allan
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T.a.f. series; an exploration of harmonies thru a series of generative algorithms derived from traditional chinese/japanese music. A small collection of music performed and created 100% with the puredata language. T.a.f. is an exquisite experiment; six subtle, slowly evolving lo-fi ambient pieces. The best of u.k. ambient tradition (Eno, Aphex) meets Basinski. Mark Allan is 50% of Beatwife.
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Topics: Lo-Fi, Ambient
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by federico monti
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Federico Monti is well known in the netlabels world because of his releases on Fukkgod or Surfaces also for managing his own label (discosnoise). "Brujula" is his new album and the first release of Conv netlabel. This work follows the aesthetics of lowercase and microsound, using diverse sound applications and techniques for create a balance between extreme frequencies, tonal textures and clean glitches, sometimes hidden just beneath the surface...ending up in a sonic pleasure...
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Topic: Microsound
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by Pablo Reche
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Reche is currently one of the best argentinian avant-garde sound artists. He has played live in many countries and events (Sónar festival 2000, etc) and his music has been released on labels all around the world. His work has been defined as a good example of noise, isolationism and post-industrial sound. Close to white noise, Reche builds structurated ambiences whole of distorted sounds, filtered textures and manipulated stuff taken from field recordings, cd's and vinyls. Pablo Reche works...
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Topics: Noise, Isolationism
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by albert casais
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It seems as though there isn't much room left for dance music in the current avant-obsessed and cut-throat world of experimental electronic music, but New Jersey resident Albert Casais is keeping the party going with his funk-infused Omnid project. Using an array of cutting edge software and his trusty Nord Lead, Casais creates a lyrical, but cold and robotic journey through abstraction, culminating in the slippery rhythms of 'milikk'--chunked trash beats cemented by a dizzying lead, endlessly...
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Topic: microsound
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I recieved an invitation to perform at Science And Cocktails(.org) on the same night as a rather interesting talk on the universe, space debris and meteorites given by associate professor Henning Haack. This track was made to be an intergalactic, space-age epos conveyed in sound, elegantly flush with key points in Mr. Haack's lecture. Inspired by disastrous science fiction my thought was: What happens in the few moments after an asteroide collides into your spaceship? And how does these moments...
Topic: electroacoustic
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Topic: improvisation
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by johan gustavsson
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A new release by Johan Gustavsson (Tsukimono, Scraps on Tape, Broken Concrete), this time appearing again under the moniker of Mnoki. "trees in movement" is his second release under this name, a work inspired by the paints of the vienan artist Egon Schiele (1890-1918). Johan's different aliases appear as different strategies for (re-)telling the digital narrative. For Mnoki, this narrative progresses in a non-linear way: at the edge of time a dam is put up to thwart the flow in favor...
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Topic: Lowercase
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by Julie Rousse
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In these pieces by Julie Rousse the movement remains suspended between the sole coordinates of the anticipated momentary release predetermined by the advent of the inevitable breakdown of the system/machine. The sounds she produces, evoke a perpetual loosening of fixed coordinates, an incessant structural slippage under the constraints of enduring narrative duress. Under that inhumane narrative which motivates, melds and constrains every element of the societal structure the only interest is...
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Topic: Electroacoustic
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by Brian Lavelle
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_________________ The Houses of the Russians was composed during 2004 entirely of locally recorded field recordings manipulated using Max/MSP on a PowerBook G4. Each of the pieces is a live improvisation, without overdubs or further post-recording sound processing. Like the eponymous dwellings, the six segments of this work are deliberately unnatural and out of place; they exist as nebulous entities, storm clouds born of confusion - 'Their houses are supposed to be unlucky, and no one goes near...
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Topic: microsound
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by russell - prevost - mattin
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Conv is proud to present this electroacustic live session (london, summer 2004) by these three well-known gentlemen of the free improvisation: Bruce Russell, Eddie Prevost and Mattin, three different generations in an unique event. Together this threesome of post-materialist thinkers compose a sinewy orchestra-piece of skin, bones, creaking seats, sharpened fingernails & sharpened nerves. Investigating and penetrating their materials by means of cutting, bowing, scraping, raking, breaking,...
Topics: free improvisation, electroacoustic
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by Meri von Kleinsmid
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Seattle based artist Meri von Kleinsmid bring us this short, but intense e.p., recorded during the spring of the last year. Three tracks plus a remix; a brief release offered to all our con-v visitors as a little "thank you". : ) Trained on clasical music, she is working in electroacoustic pieces since her earlier teenagehood ("have a Spinach salad..." 1986). She has collaborated with sound artist Alex Keller on Cd "Searching for the inverse square" among other...
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Topic: Experimental
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by stephen fiehn & steven hess
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WORK stephen fiehn - guitar/electronics steven hess - drums/vibraphone/electronics recorded by salvatore dellaria @ 87 west march 2007, chicago, il. (c)WORKmusic (fiehn/hess) work.contactus@gmail.com
Topic: microsound
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by Dan Warburton
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'A Walk Through M' is the fifth in a series of 'Walks' - brief electroacoustic compositions sourced exclusively in field recordings made on location. The 'M' in the title here refers to the village of Mouthiers-Haute-Pierre, in the Doubs department in Eastern France close to the Swiss border, where the source recordings were made on August 16th 2004. liner notes by Dan Warburton
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The title of Thomas Ekelund's outing on Con-v ( his first online release in four years! ) is just a possible frame of reference for what sounds like an (albeit wholly deconstructed) guitar which initiates the work. (Is there a more archetypical songsters instrument than the guitar imaginable?) But what is heard is not another one of THOSE songs: this dirge of rusty, acidic spilling out of dead words sounds like fate itself (sonically personified as a primordial entity out of Lovecraft's...
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Topic: minimalism / drone
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by tobias kazumichi grime
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Kazumichi Grime's latest outings sound as uploads from an ab-original databank, from something like a hard disk made of organic matter. An undefinable sense of ancienity exudes from within these soundworks. By whichever means of digital chemistry these are derived; to whatever strains the pre-digitalised material which are the building bricks of these pieces were exposed: the resultant sounds reappear like aural specimens dug up by a sonic paleontologist bent on uncovering the primal...
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Topic: lowercase
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by Arturas Bumsteinas
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With the viscerality of the best pre-Velvet pump-organ dronings (or is it rather the sound of the ru-be, the reed instrument of the south-east asian Ma-peoples), energized with the wholly contemporary dynamics of a dj-set and sparkling with the post-neurotic kinetics of glitch (very much like a good champagne), no simple feelings will completely convey the affect that Arturas Bumsteinas' latest piece brings about (and i haven't even mentioned the title yet, casting it's elliptic semiotic shadow...
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Topic: contemporary chamber music
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by thanos chrysakis
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A heavenly flux; a waltz of the stars; a cosmic birdsong instantly silenced when intruded upon. Nonetheless, a probe has been secretly nested within the spheres of heaven, registering upon their resumption the movements of these electrostatic entities. Their song, strands unraveling in the weavings of time  each strand becoming, graciously, a wormhole, an inscape into the self. Thanatos, death, is stripped of its sting by this redeeming audition of the mantric self-expression laid bare in the...
Topic: lowercase
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This piece was developed as a result of a series of interviews published by Binaural Media. These texts examined how various practitioners contextualised their work with environmental sound. Mark McLaren (co-curator of the excellent Sijis label and regular collaborator on Resonance FM) decided to test out some of the many ideas and questions that were generated during discussions with Marc Behrens, Yannick Dauby, Derek Holzer, Francisco Lopez, Chris Watson and Julian Weaver. 'More Than...
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Topics: concrete music, phonography, electroacoustic
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by Origami Boe
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As a long time supporter of Einstürzende Neubauten, their democratic turn of the last few years is not only amusing - but also creates as a link between artists of such stature and the various other sub-networks of musicians and artists who have been working 'out in the open' for years. So as I started out this game of hunting down supporter act slots, i also started to plan for something special, if i should be so lucky. The strangest thing was that i was supposed to be on tour with colleague...
Topic: electroacoustic
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by jeff gburek
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essential mythological of southwestern gold dust etheric cloud surrounding city of sticks ecological disaster of nuclear collateral when distant panners strike a fool rush these are the days of crumbling guns and lungs all along these gorge boulders black and bald footsteps half hoofed gasp in the sun water the day long blood of the mountain look at how she run force of kant and how down from the heavenly throne waters cut dry stone gifts of gods leak through surfaces calling sound echo of...
Topic: field recordings
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by rodrigues, sehnaoui, sehnaoui
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Ernesto Rodrigues has, of all players in the field of non-idiomatic improv, been the most manifest on the internet, with what is now already his third net-label release (also having his music out on ctrl-alt-canc and Stasisfield). Within this present constellation (together with Libanese avantists Christine & Sharif Sehnaoui) a musical universe is conjured which, lacking any figurative tendencies, can be characterised as a very hylic affair - dealing as it does with the 'lowest' portion of...
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by Eric Bollman
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Whatever echoes fibrillate in the undulations of our neuronal fields? Memory faces up to itself in this one question: how did memory bring us here? Memory, the forgotten one - under the sway of the scythe of bliss memory flexes over in synaptic delusion to the experience of senselessness that only audition can bestow. It comes as the gift of angels to listen to this world while immersed in such oblivion. Without recall of what vistas we have passed, we are awakened in a dream so far off...
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Topics: Microsound, Ambient, Electroacoustic
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